Library Tip: Specialized Collections

Library Tip: Specialized Collections
February 8, 2016

In addition to the expected collection of US federal and state legal material (mostly located on L3 (center bookcases), L4, and L5), the Law Library’s print holdings are very diverse, interdisciplinary, and even entertaining. Here are some of the highlights of our print collection and their locations:

  • The Foreign and International Reading Room on L1 houses the Foreign and International Law Reference Collection where you can find helpful reference works and research tools in different foreign languages. The rest of the Foreign and International Law Collection consisting of over 200,000 monographs in major western European languages (and other languages as well) are scattered on the lower levels of the law library. The vast and comprehensive comparative and international collections are located in the Upper East Side, while the foreign law collections are in the Lower East Side. Much of the older foreign material is in our shelving facility (LSF). In addition to the print collection, the law library also provides access to a vast array of electronic resources facilitating research in foreign and international law.
  • Our non-law, interdisciplinary collection wraps around the perimeter of the L3 Reading Room, and continues on the UES. You will find extensive works in history, economics, political science, social science, and more.
  • Our DVD Collection is located at the far end of the Reading Room on L3. Your suggestions for additional titles are welcome.
  • Behind our DVD collection in the L3 main Reading Room is our U.S. Reference Collection consisting of useful research and bibliographic tools. Please also check out our Student Study Aids Collection which includes Nutshells, Hornbooks (legal treatises written for students), and the Understanding Series on over 50 legal topics.
  • The Paskus-Danziger Rare Book Room and Collection is on L2. You are welcome to use our rare books and manuscripts for research purposes or personal interest. We can also help you navigate the library of the Kuttner Institute of Medieval Canon Law on UES, next to the fish tank.
  • We have Express Books (i.e. NYT bestsellers) on the tops of bookcases on L3.
  • On L1, adjacent to the Foreign and International collection offices, you will find our Popular Reading Collection as well as a collection of Student Publications and Current Awareness magazines and journals.
  • Don’t forget about our audio books online collection through OneClickdigital.

We hope you enjoy exploring the richness of our collections. As always, don’t hesitate to ask a librarian for assistance and guidance at any time.

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